Angelina Jolie Says Daughter Shiloh ‘Wants To Be A Boy’ And She Can ‘Imagine Growing Old’ With Brad Pitt!

Mon, June 28, 2010 8:23am EDT by 16 Comments

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The actress sits down with ‘Vanity Fair’ in a bombshell interview where she reveals she may have more kids, why she does not feel the need to get married, and if she will keep acting!

Angelina Jolie gets very personal and very candid in the August issue of Vanity Fair opening up about all of her children and addressing daughter Shiloh‘s new masculine style. “She likes to dress like a boy,” the actress tells the magazine. “She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”

Angie also said it is Shiloh who she most identifies with, saying the two are both “goofy and verbal” and that having children is what brought her back to that state after becoming “closed off, darker.”

As for marriage with Brad Pitt she says the two are not opposed but, “it’s just like we already are.” The bigger commitment is children for them she says as, “it’s for life.” She also states, “I feel fortunate to have a relationship where I actually feel safe enough to imagine growing old together.”

Of her other children Angelina says, “Mad’s a real intellectual, which I can take no credit for genetically. He’s great at school, great at history. He feels like he could be a writer or travel the world and learn about places and things. Zahara’s got an extraordinary voice and is just so elegant and well spoken. Shiloh’s hysterically funny, one of the goofiest, most playful people you’ll ever meet. Knox and Viv are classic boy and girl. She’s really female. And he’s really a little dude.”

She also says she is not opposed to having more children but is not currently pregnant. “We want to make sure we can give everybody special time. They’re kids now, and can play together, but they’re going to need a lot more talking in the middle of the night, like I did with my mom for hours. We want to make sure we don’t build a family so big that we don’t have absolutely enough time to raise them each really well.”

Of a Mr. and Mrs. Smith sequel, the film that brought her and Brad together, the actress said, “We did ask somebody to look into Mr. & Mrs. to see if they could crack a sequel, but there wasn’t anything original.”

She would however do another film with Brad if they could work things out with watching the kids. “I’d love to. We’ve talked about it. We’d have to figure out who’s going to watch the kids, but it’s really about finding the right thing, because we’ve looked.”

You can check out more when the mag is released this week.

-Chris Spargo

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Posted at 12:09 PM on July 22, 2010  

my daughter was born within a few weeks of Shiloh and she also has her own opinion as to what she wants to wear and how she wants to wear her hair. other than taking the weather or an actual event into consideration, there is no reason why i would force my daughter into wearing something gender specific. (and, by the way, everybody should mind their own business and concentrate on more important things other than what a child is wearing… come on people… get a life!)

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gbtw

Posted at 1:53 PM on June 28, 2010  

she looks fantastic, and this sounds like the most healthy couple in hollywood (well, one of the most- i guess not all of them are crazies… courtney cox’s family seems normal, too.). i like that she just lets shiloh be whatever she is and doesn’t make a big deal out of it.

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moralitypolice

Posted at 1:51 PM on June 28, 2010  

So Angie finally admits what the world already knows. Shiloh has gender identity issues. Fine. We will never really know if Shiloh was truly born this way or if she developed this way as a direct result of Angie guiding her in such a direction. Remember, Shiloh wore mostly boyish clothes even as an infant – which was Angie’s choice – not Shiloh’s.

As for her comment about who would watch the kids…I laughed at that as well. They have a team of nannies who apparently do most of the watching already. Who is she kidding?!

If she cares that much about having enough time to raise each child well, maybe she should lay off the film-making for a few years. They have more than enough money, don’t they?

Here are two parents (of six children!) who luckily have the ability to stay home with their kids and be actual full-time parents. But instead, they hire help and choose to work long hours…leaving Shiloh to call the nanny, “Mommy.”

Very sad.

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just my opinion

Posted at 2:11 PM on June 28, 2010  

Agreed, and it isn’t just these two, People only see what the celebrities WANT them to see, Being a parent is a completely selfless choice, you have to give your all to your kids, but being a celebrity is an extreme job, it looks real easy, but to the extent of staying “on top” it takes ALOT of time and effort..basically it requires complete selfishness…the two don’t go together. It’s no wonder so many..if not MOST children raised in the celebrity atmosphere grow up so messed up. Michael fox said it best when asked why he moved his family to the southern states, he said because in hollywood everything is about him, when they go out as a family people are only interested in him, there are constant meetings and parties, and he didn’t want his family to be about Him. So he moved them where they could be about a family and not just one special member. And it’s true, but so many celebrities WANT it to be all about them, and their poor kids are just props. I guess we will really find out when the kids are older and have a voice about it.

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gbtw

Posted at 2:13 PM on June 28, 2010  

i think you’ll find that any individual with gender identity issues will tell you that they were born that way and no amount of coaxing one way or the other would change it. who knows if shiloh has this identity issue or is just going through a tomboy phase right now, but i’m quite certain that all reputable scientific studies will tell you it’s a biological trait, not an environmental one. as for the “who’ll watch the children” thing. of course they have help, but they almost always have at least one of them around not working when the other one is. i don’t believe this shiloh/nanny/mommy thing, but even if, my little cousin that i babysat for frequently would accidentally call me mom b/c i babysit for him during working hours over the summers. it didn’t mean he thought i was his mother, or that his mother was doing anything wrong. i think you’re being a little too aggressive with your judgments.

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moralitypolice

Posted at 3:52 PM on June 28, 2010  

I agree that most people with gender identity issues are born that way. However, most parents do not choose to dress their baby girls in boy clothing (almost exclusively) or vice versa. So the fact is, we may never know if Shiloh was born that way or was coaxed into it by Angelina.

As for the nanny issue, how many minutes (yes, minutes) do you think Angie spends with the kids in a given day? I don’t think you could measure it in hours. And yes, that may be judgmental on my part – but it’s true and, in my opinion, very sad.

 
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gbtw

Posted at 6:38 PM on June 28, 2010  

it’s a stretch to think angie would or could coax her girl into being a boy. don’t forget also that she has two other girls who dress like girls. she just randomly singled one out and shoved boydom down her throat? do you really believe that? i think angie spends a lot of time with her kids when she is not working, and even when she is working, she puts them up in the town where she is working, and their father stays with them. she also is saying that she is considering giving up acting so that she can have more time with them. so, again, i think these judgments are a little bit aggressive under the circumstances, but certainly we can agree to disagree.

 
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moralitypolice

Posted at 7:15 PM on June 28, 2010  

Well, Angie does say that the child she can most identify with is Shiloh. And Angie has said before that she is or was bisexual. Zahara was a little older when she was adopted, so it may not have been as easy to exclude dresses from her wardrobe. As for Viv, maybe Brad put down his foot when he saw the effect their past choices had on Shiloh. Or maybe Angie really did single Shiloh out since that is the child she identifies with out of the six.

As for the whole working thing, I think most parents with very young children would quickly and easily make the decision to leave their jobs should they be lucky enough to win the lottery. They would WANT to be with their kids if they had enough money to live comfortably.

Angie and Brad have won the lottery several times over. Why she chooses to accept role after role is beyond me. Honestly, I think it’s a very selfish decision that clearly puts her career ahead of her children. If she just took minor roles once in a while as a creative outlet, I wouldn’t criticize. But she has worked quite a bit in the past few years. For what? More money? More fame? As if she needs either of those things.

So why choose to be away from your kids day after day unless you prefer work to being a mother?

 
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WowPeopleAreWeird

Posted at 2:50 PM on June 30, 2010  

“moralitypolice” – you are spending waaaay too much time, effort, and thought into other peoples lives. I’m not a fan of Angelina’s either but it’s her life. How many hours a day do you spend on the internet judging and commenting on other people lives? Maybe you should turn your thoughts to yourself and how you could better be spending your time? Volunteering for worthy causes maybe? However, I doubt you could manage that without trying to impose your unnecessary opinions on others. This is only the 2nd time I’ve ever commented on a website and the other time was for a similar reason.

 
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carolyn lee

Posted at 11:34 AM on July 5, 2010  

Having 6 kids should not prevent anyone from working and still raising healthy , well developed kids . How do you know how much they interact with their kids and how much parenting the nannies do ? I don’t think they are the only parents who have careers and who have several kids yet need to be aware of the constraints in their work as it impacts the kids . You sound as though you don’t like them period . You seem to be using their parenting and career choices as a reason to criticize them .Is this because Jen did not win ?

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bell

Posted at 1:28 PM on June 28, 2010  

the most beautiful woman in the world !

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visitor

Posted at 12:56 PM on June 28, 2010  

Only mentions personality for 5 of her kids. What about Pax?

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just my opinion

Posted at 2:12 PM on June 28, 2010  

Yeah, I thought there was one missing, but I can never remember his name haha.

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jules

Posted at 11:45 AM on September 15, 2010  

I noticed she left Pax out too wonder if he is still living there with them or they sent him back?

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galey

Posted at 12:49 PM on June 28, 2010  

She makes me sick! Who would watch the kids?? come on, the Nanny’s do most of the time now. As for Shiloh, maybe she’s gay and maybe she isn’t but they “had” to cut her hair and dress her like a boy – or what? She’d continue to throw her broccoli at the nanny?

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gbtw

Posted at 2:20 PM on June 28, 2010  

maybe she “had” to cut her hair b/c that’s what would make her daughter happy? why force the girl to have long hair if she doesn’t want it? my daughter just turned two. i asked her if she wanted to cut her hair into a cute little bob like her girlfriend. she was very clear with me that she wanted no such thing. could i still go cut her hair? sure. but why would i? same with her clothes. she doesn’t like plain or boyish clothes, and why should i force her to wear something that i like if she doesn’t? i don’t understand why people think shiloh shouldn’t have a say in her hair and clothes- unless they have never had kids to realize how young kids are when the first start expressing their tastes, or, their kids are too old and they’ve forgotten. my daughter is very specific about what she does and doesn’t want to wear- and unless it’s a matter of being too hot/cold, i let her wear what she wants. why wouldn’t i? why shouldn’t angie?

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